The Tiguan did well in our tests.
Based upon the VW Golf and Passat, we like its quiet cabin, roomy rear seat, and excellent fit and finish.
Handling is agile and secure, and the ride is comfortable.
The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers smooth and punchy performance and yielded 20 mpg overall in our tests.
Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available.
For 2012, Tiguan's mild freshening improved fuel economy.
Model year 2015 brought some equipment shuffling, including a standard rear camera.